New Delhi: The day Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks announced that his wife and he had tested positive, the coronavirus fear escalated. Several parliamentarians in Iran and a UK minister tested positive. Panic spread after Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications chief, Fabio Wajngarten, tested positive for COVID-19 after a trip to the United States. Also Read - 1st Coronavirus-Linked Death in India: Family Members of Karnataka Man Didn't Wait For Sample Test Result, Says Health Ministry
Wajngarten was photographed standing side-by-side with Trump. But Trump said he was “not concerned,” and the White House said he did not need testing. Also Read - Coronavirus: First Death From K’taka, Total Cases Climb to 74, Schools Closed in Manipur | Top 10 Points
Trump and Vice President Mike Pence “had almost no interactions with the individual,” Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. They “do not require being tested at this time,” she said, explaining that US government guidelines do not recommend testing for people without symptoms. However, Trump won’t address his trademark rallies, for the time being, he said. “I am not going to do it if I think it’s going to be negative at all. I don’t want people dying,” he said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Manipur Govt Orders Closure of Schools Till March 31
Jair Bolsonaro underwent a test after his aide was found positive. “President Bolsonaro has been tested for coronavirus and we are waiting for the results. However, he is not exhibiting any symptoms of the disease,” Eduardo Bolsonaro, a lawmaker, wrote on Twitter.